Missing Your Bottle Opener?

We’ve all had those moments when you’re at the beach, around a campfire or in the hockey locker room and you realize you don’t have a twist cap, and you don’t have a bottle opener. Bottle Cap Blues, a video by Chris Sumers, which is basically a 50 way to open a beer bottle instructional video. Pay attention! You never know when you may need to leverage something to get that drink into your belly.

This is a short film that I was a part of for Adam Young’s solo Art Show at Common House Gallery entitled: Songs of the Early Riser. Adam had a concept for a video installation. I took his concept and put it into a video. We originally had 4 different edits looping at the show in his installation, but this edit is a compilation of my favorite clips from the three day shoot. This has been the most fun project I have been a part of to date. Sitting around with your friends killing a couple of six packs of beer trying to think of different means to open your next drink is pretty fun. I encourage you to try it.

Beer Vending Machine Requires Body Check

While the idea of this Salta brand beer vending machine was for Argentina Rugby players to tackle it, it looks more like a body check for us Canadians. I really like the concept. I think I just like the concept of a beer vending machine. The “pussy” meter is honestly a nice touch.

The machine was created by the Ogilvy agency for Cerveza Salta in Argentina. The machine is padded on both sides and the only way to get a beer is for a hard tackle or body check. I wonder how sturdy it is and how easy it is to tip over. I also feel sorry for the beer getting shaken around in there.

Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA

Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA is a blend of their 60 Minute and 90 Minute. Bottle conditioned with Maple syrup in 750mL bottles. 90 Minute is one of my favourite beers and it introduced me to the world of the hoppy goodness that is american IPA. The below video review is the first I’ve heard of their 75 Minute but I immediately want to drink it. It just sounds amazing.

Behind the Curtain: Dogfish Head Bottling Line video

Check out this behind the scenes look into the bottling process at Dogfish Head brewery.